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Review: The Only One (Sweetbriar Cove #3) by Melody Grace

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Brooke Delancey is looking for a fresh start. She’s packed up her heartbreak and traded her old life for a new beginning, managing the prettiest hotel on Cape Cod. She swears this time will be different: no drama, no distractions, and definitely no heart-stopping kisses with a handsome stranger. Which is exactly what she finds the night she meets Riley Ford.

Riley is gorgeous, charming… and intrigued by the buttoned-up blonde whose kisses are anything but restrained. He knows a thing or two about starting over, and he’s convinced a little fun is exactly what Brooke needs to put the past behind her. And he knows exactly the man for the job…

With a tempting offer like that, Brooke can’t help but try another kiss – or two, or three. But as the chemistry gets hotter, and their connection deepens, Brooke and Riley will discover that building a new future means reckoning with the past.

Can two unlikely hearts take a chance on a new tomorrow? Or will their sparks burn out with the end of summer in Sweetbriar Cove? Find out in the sweet and sexy new read from New York Times bestselling author Melody Grace!


My Review

“It’s not rational.” “There’s no pro/con list, or reasons why. It’s elemental. Just simple chemistry in the end.”

“What was it about this woman that sent him from zero to totally distracted in just one breath?”

Told from dual points of view, The Only One is the third book in the Sweetbriar Cove Series and it follows the story of Riley and Brooke. Now, I don’t know about you guys, but Riley’s story is one that I have been waiting impatiently for. And boy does Riley’s story ever deliver!!

On the surface, Riley is this chill, laid back ladies man. He lives his life as a bartender and doesn’t have a care in the world, other than who he’s taking home the next night. Everything changes the moment Riley meets Brooke. He recognizes the need for a fresh start and the need to blow off some steam. And if anyone can show Brooke a good time, it’s Riley….After having her heart destroyed, Brooke wants nothing more than to start over and focus on her career. She doesn’t have any room for distractions and is determined to stay away from all men. However, she wasn’t counting on Riley. The connection and chemistry between the two of them is knock you on your ass intense and no matter how hard Brooke tries to fight, she can’t resist the pull of Riley…

The Only One was just the read I was looking for. It gave me everything and I mean everything that I wanted and needed in a Melody Grace novel. The characters were fun and easy to relate to. You couldn’t help but want to know more about these characters and find out what makes them tick. I loved the ease and flow of Riley and Brooke’s relationship. The push and pull between the two of them was very palpable and the tension just burned up the pages. I loved Riley’s determination and enjoyed seeing him fall and try to woo Brooke. Brooke was very easy to connect with and was the type of girl that you couldn’t help but root for. I loved seeing Riley and Brooke together. Aside from their amazing chemistry, their relationship just felt really easy and real. I just couldn’t get enough of these two together.

The Only One is a fantastic addition to the Sweetbriar Cove Series. It was everything I wanted in a second chance romance with the perfect mix of romance, drama and sexy good times. The Only One is the perfect blend of sweet, and sexy with the alpha goodness I have come to know and love from this author. This is the perfect summer read to spend the day getting lost in.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

 

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